Galarrwuy Yunupingu

Balupalu Yunupingu explains a Yolngu ceremony which was held to celebrate the life of elder Galarrwuy Yunupingu.   Galarrwuy Yunupingu is a Gamatj man of the Yolngu people. He was educated at the Yirrkala Mission School and helped his father draft the famous Bark Petition of 1963.   “As a man reaches the final points … More Galarrwuy Yunupingu

Hand Back Ceremony of Uluru to the Anangu People

On 26 October 1985, custodianship of Uluru and neighbouring Kata Tjuta was returned to its Anangu traditional owners. The ceremony remains one of the most significant moments in the Aboriginal land-rights movement. Sir Ninian Stephen, then Governor-General, acknowledged the importance of Uluru to indigenous and non-indigenous Australians. “Today we stand not merely in the centre … More Hand Back Ceremony of Uluru to the Anangu People

Otto Jungarrayi Sims

Warlpiri artist Otto Jungarrayi Sims, son of Paddy Japaljarri Sims (who painted some of the Yuendumu doors), speaks about his painting Yanyilpirri Jukurrpa (Milky Way Dreaming) and the Witi dances that belong to ceremonies related to this Dreaming story. Like his father before him, Otto has devoted his life to passing on these important cultural … More Otto Jungarrayi Sims

Jardiwarnpa

Warlpiri elders made a series of short films in the early 90s as part of their commitment to communicate culture to the next Aboriginal generation, and to white people too. This clip presents information about the Jardiwarnpa ceremony, which honours Yarripiri the spirit snake. Kurdiji 1.0 Aboriginal suicide prevention app is the newest Warlpiri initiative. … More Jardiwarnpa

Alma Nungarrayi Granites

Warlpiri artist Alma Nungarrayi Granites spends her days painting Yanjirlpirri Jukurrpa (Star Dreaming) so important cultural knowledge about the constellations can be passed onto children, visitors and white people. Like many Warlpiri elders, the sense and purpose of Alma’s life is defined by her custodianship of these ancient stories. There are fewer and fewer desert … More Alma Nungarrayi Granites

Wintaru

Wanta Jampijinpa talks about Wintaru – talking to country and country talking back. Connection to country is fundamental to the wellbeing of Indigenous people.

One Mob (IHHP & NAAJA)

Kurdiji elders and Lajamanu’s young people present One Mob, a video about the Warlpiri ambition to heal Aboriginal Australia and bring Yapa (Indigenous people) and Kardiya (non-Indigenous people) together. This is the next generation of warriors and teachers, featherfoots and healers – some of the most inspirational young people in the country. This video was … More One Mob (IHHP & NAAJA)

Ngurra-kurlu

Milpirri Ngurra-Kurlu (PAW Media) explains the symbol at the centre of the Kurdiji 1.0 interface. “Ngurra-kurlu is a representation of the five key elements of Warlpiri culture: Land (also called Country), Law, Language, Ceremony, and Skin (also called Kinship). It is a concept that highlights the primary relationships between these elements, while also creating an … More Ngurra-kurlu